With the 22nd overall pick in the draft, the Tigers have picked right-hander Beau Burrows out of Weatherford High School in Texas. Burrows was not expected to be a first-round pick in any mock drafts, so he seems to have risen up the Tigers draft boards in recent days.
Burrows, who stands 6-foot-1 and weighs in at 200 pounds, is a Texas A&M commit but will likely go pro after being drafted higher than anticipated. MLB.com ranked him as their 30th best prospect in the draft, citing his excellent velocity and high ceiling as reasons why he could be drafted high. Burrows averages 94 mph and peaks at 96 mph, meaning that Detroit will try to harness his raw potential if he ends up signing.
Burrows is also known for his deceptive three-quarters arm slot and above-average curveball, though scouts had some concern about his consistency before the draft. The 18-year old is projected to spend a significant amount of time in the minor leagues before joining the Tigers' major-league squad.